Veteran filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath has become conferred Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2016 by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The award is made up of Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs together with a shawl.
Viswanath was developed in February 1930 in Andhra Pradesh. As being a director he renders fifty films on varied themes of art, music and dance. In 1992, he received Padmashri Award for his contribution to film making. Brand-new areas such as also won 5 National Awards, 20 Nandi Awards of Andhra Pradesh government, 10 Filmfare Awards including Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award is conferred by the Union Government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The Award was established in 1969 to commemorate the birth centenary year of father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke. It does not take highest official recognition (award) in Indian cinema. It has on the basis of recommendations of an committee of eminent personalities set up by the government.